February 26, 2013

The PPK 100 For 2012

by IsaChandra

Now that the Oscars are over we can get to the list everyone’s really been waiting for…it’s the PPK100 for 2012!  (The list is down there somewhere under this epic image.)

Vegan food was fun, cheesy, smart, sweet and boozy last year, and we’ve got the products, websites, events, utensils and recipes to prove it. Thank you to Katie Hubbard and Laura Beck for helping to write this year’s entries. This year the number 100 slot is empty, leaving room for everyone that says “BUT YOU FORGOT ABOUT X!” Well, maybe they’ll still make it on.

I compiled the list by asking everyone from my mom to my favorite musicians what inspired them in 2012. I also posed the question on Twitter and Facebook (of course!) so that I could get as much feedback as possible. Since this is the Post Punk Kitchen 100, naturally there are a few items from Terry and I that made it on to the list, but I tried to make it as diverse as possible, giving shoutouts to all of the amazing peeps that made 2012 a delicious year.

The list is in no particular order, #1 isn’t necessarily any more important or better than #47 in our eyes. The main point was just to have some fun. From time to time we link to stuff you can buy on Amazon. If you purchase through those links, the credit will go to supplies for The Teal Cat Project.

If you see a mistake or if I accidentally didn’t give credit, please just let me know. And of course let us know what inspired you in 2012. Enjoy!

1) Artisan Vegan Cheese by Miyoko Schinner
2) Cinnamon Snail
3) #veganfoodshare
4) Homemade Liquers
5) Finding Vegan
6) Popcorn Tofu At Wheatsville Coop, Austin TX
7) The Vegetarian Butcher
8) Vegan for Life
9) The Vegan Experience on Serious Eats
10) Compassionate Cake
11) Moms On Facebook Sharing Recipes
12) Eat Pastry
13) The Wynn In Las Vegas
14) Coconut Bacon
15) Veg News Food Photography
16) Raised Donuts
17) Tabby Toffee’s For Teal Cat from Lagusta’s Luscious
18) Chia Pudding
19) The Vegan Shop-Up
20) The Vegan Secret Supper Club
21) Cafe Gratitude in Kansas City
22) Homemade Tempeh
23) VegOut App
24) Soy Not Oi! 2
25) Shichimi Togarashi
26) Extracting the Teargas Cone of an Onion
27) Beyond Meat
28) Virtual Vegan Potluck
29) Umeboshi paste
30) Jorge Garcia’s and Nooch Toast
31) Epic Vegan Mealtime
32) Kale mojito
33) LA’s Vegan Beer Fest
34) Vegan Fish Sauce
35) Vegan Cupcakes Take Over Toronto
36) Traditional Pickling
37) Spherification & Pearls
38) Treeline Treenut Cheese
39) Seitan Meats Jesus Pizza from PizzaNista
40) Tea Leaf Salad at Burma Superstar
41) Patric Chocolate’s PB&J OMG bar
42) Vegan Food On Buzzfeed
43) Nooch Vegan Market
44) Twix from OCD
45) Daiya Havarti Wedge
46) Native Foods
47) Butternut Alfredo
48) Nut butters in baking
49) Vegan Butter
50) Funny pasta shapes from Amazon
51) Porcini powder
52) Homemade Syrups for Drinks
53) Steve’s Cinnamon Coffee Ice Cream
54) M.A.K.E., Santa Monica
55) Butchering A Lemon
56) Vega One
57) Homemade Kombucha
58) Moscow Mule
59) Toasted Rice Powder
60) Star Anise
61) A Profound Hatred of Meat
62) Keepin’ It Kind
63) Mac And Cheese With Roasted Artichokes at MOB
64) Compost
65) Baker’s Creek Catalog
66) Pretzels In My Ice Cream (Ideally After Midnight)
67) Vintage Spatula
68) Coconut Fiber
69) Chopped Vegan
70) Cookbooks From The Library
71) Manifest Vegan’s Ube Ice Cream
72) Coconut Oil
73) Smoked Olives
74) Green Vegan App
75) Capital City Bakery, Austin TX
76) No Whey Chocolates
77) Vegan Butterfingers
78) Bánh Mì
79) Crushing Seeds In A Garlic Press
80) Homemade Kimchi (Or Not)
81) Victoria Vegan Vodka Sauce
82) Archived Vegetarian Times
83) Boston’s Vegan Corner
84) Raw White Chocolate Bar by Organic Nectars
85) My Drunk Kitchen does Raw Vegan Cheesecake
86) The Vegan Zombie
87) Potato Towers
88) 50 Shades of Kale
89) Carrot Bacon
90) Olives For Dinner
91) Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
92) Homegrown Kale (Scattered Kale Seeds)
93) Vedge Restaurant, Philly
94) Vegan Richa
95) Blissful Chef’s Cooking Tool of the Month
96) Pumpkin Pie Filled Muffins
97) Aliens Day Out
98) Food Mountain
99) Re-purposing Non-Vegan Kitchen Utensils
100) ?????? You tell us!

Thanks so much for all who participated (in order of appearance)! Troy Farmer [Raven & Crow], Lagusta Umami [Lagusta’s Luscious], Quarrygirl [Quarrygirl], Jason Das [SuperVegan], Sarah Kramer [Sarah’s Place], Laura Beck [Vegansaurus], Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan [OurHenHouse], Terry Hope Romero [Vegan Latina], My Mom [no website], Gabrielle Pope [Vegans on the Move], Mo [Mo Betta Vegan], Jess Sconed [Get Sconed], Lianne Mai-Ly Hilgart [Voute Coutre], Elizabeth Castoria [Veg News], John McDevitt [Laziest Vegans In The World], Stephanie Seabirds [Seabirds Truck]

  • February 26, 2013 at 9:08 pm: Gita Devi

    Maybe someday The Ginger Cat B&B will make your list! It would be such an honor.

  • February 26, 2013 at 9:29 pm: Red Rabbit

    Thank you so much for mentioning Red Rabbit Cooperative Vegan Bakery under Raised Donuts! If you’d like to link our website in the post it’s redrabbitbakery.com We’re so glad you like our donuts!!! We love the PPK!

    • February 26, 2013 at 9:31 pm: IsaChandra

      Oh, thanks we will link to you! And I will see you next month :)

  • February 26, 2013 at 9:39 pm: Rhea

    One day I hope any of my recipes makes your list.

  • February 26, 2013 at 9:50 pm: Miyoko Schinner

    I’m honored! Thanks!

  • February 26, 2013 at 9:51 pm: Debby Sunshine

    Great list! All of my faves made it with the exception of the donut sundae from Dun-Well Doughnuts in Williamsburg Brooklyn…a must try!!!

    • February 26, 2013 at 11:04 pm: IsaChandra

      They got a mention in the Raised Donuts entry, and they were on last year’s list. I agree!

  • February 26, 2013 at 9:55 pm: Alexander Harvey


  • February 26, 2013 at 10:10 pm: Anna {Herbivore Triathlete}

    Awesome list! Thanks for putting this together.

  • February 26, 2013 at 10:22 pm: Marty Rynearson

    Hopefully you’ll get a chance to visit Arlo’s and Counter Culture In Austin in April so maybe they can make the 2013 list!

  • February 26, 2013 at 10:22 pm: Owen West

    Spencer’s Market’s vegan selection! (spencersmarket.com)

  • February 26, 2013 at 10:44 pm: Sandi

    How about Vegan Mashup? Vegan goes network tv (if PBS counts as such. High five for the cableless!)

  • February 26, 2013 at 10:45 pm: Dawn (Vegan Fazool)

    Isa et al (!) thank you guys so much for featuring my tempeh making guide and photo in #22! You reminded me that I really need to make another batch of tempeh asap since I am all out of homemade. I’ve been saying that for a week or so, but instead I am brewing some quinoa rejuvelac for more of Miyoko’s cheese for hors d’oeuvres for a vegan cooking class I’ll be teaching soon (yeay!). Maybe I’ll just have to make the tempeh, too. My house has become a fermentation station (in a good way)!

    Thanks again!

  • February 26, 2013 at 10:47 pm: Doody Mac

    Oh man, I am OBSESSED with the Snail. Fridays are my favorite lunch day!

  • February 26, 2013 at 10:52 pm: Stephanie

    Doomies Home Cooking in LA. Best vegan restaurant EVER!

  • February 26, 2013 at 10:54 pm: shirley

    I love chocolate covered katie

  • February 26, 2013 at 10:55 pm: Doody Mac

    Oh also! Make sure you go to Champs Bakery in East Williamsburg if you haven’t – it’s my favorite vegan place. They have excellent baked goods, but I really go for the food! The Buffalo Chik’n sandwich is my favorite (it’s *ridiculous*) but all the sandwiches are really good. For brunch I get the Bananarama pancakes (bananas, walnuts, chocolate chips and cashew whipped cream.) It’s divine. I could go on and on, but you must check it out!
    Menu: http://www.champsdiner.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/CHAMPSmenu.pdf

  • February 27, 2013 at 12:29 am: Vegan Food Share

    w00t! Keep up the great work all! Love what you all have to share! Keep it goin!!! Much Respect!!!

  • February 27, 2013 at 12:44 am: Tina


  • February 27, 2013 at 12:44 am: Jessica

    Southern Fried Vegan!

  • February 27, 2013 at 1:14 am: Sharanya

    How about Somer Vedge,Vedged out for 100th spot??

  • February 27, 2013 at 1:25 am: Ram

    Also papa ganache bakery and sweet avenue bakery in new jersey

  • February 27, 2013 at 2:18 am: Kate Lewis

    Great list and thank you for including me in the photography section! I loved reading them all but the coconut bacon really got me….. I didn’t know they had a company that made it! I will have to test it against my own favorite recipe and make a yummy CBLT! xx

  • February 27, 2013 at 2:30 am: Candyce

    Awesome list. I read “(shameless plug alert!)” in the number 77 post as “shameless pug alert!” which made me laugh for several minutes. Bring on the shameless pugs.

  • February 27, 2013 at 3:01 am: Caitlin

    What a fantastic list! For number 100…I hear The Vegan Chickpea is a pretty awesome blog ;)

  • February 27, 2013 at 3:15 am: Ildiko

    Go max go candy bars!

  • February 27, 2013 at 3:16 am: Janet Hudson

    How about Chickpea Magazine?

    • February 27, 2013 at 4:45 pm: IsaChandra

      They were on last year’s list! But now that you mention it, I should have added their fabulously cute recipe cards.

  • February 27, 2013 at 3:48 am: Rabbit Food Grocery

    Great list! So many of my favorites made it this year! :)

  • February 27, 2013 at 5:25 am: Ashley

    #100 – VegPress.Org! Oooor ashleythomastattoos.com (shameless self-promotion, ha!)
    This list is awesome, so much new stuff to try!
    …or Ginger Cat B&B for #100! I’ve stayed there and it was amazing and magical, I’d reccomend it to any vegan (and non-vegans too!)

  • February 27, 2013 at 5:49 am: Andrea

    your mom totally needs a website.

    • February 27, 2013 at 4:44 pm: IsaChandra

      Yeah, you’re probably right.

  • February 27, 2013 at 10:51 am: Melinda

    The Vegetarian Butcher (Vegetarische Slager) in the Netherlands sells products that contain milk and eggs, in addition to some that are 100% plants. Please read product labels carefully. http://www.devegetarischeslager.nl/shop/vegetarische-slager-lijn

    • February 27, 2013 at 4:44 pm: IsaChandra

      Oh thanks for letting us know! I’ll update the entry.

  • February 27, 2013 at 1:37 pm: Jessica

    Just spent the last hour pouring over this fabulous list. Thank you! I’m totally inspired and excited to try a bunch of new stuff!

  • February 27, 2013 at 2:13 pm: Jessie Williams

    What an honor to have mention here. Such a great list with so much inspiration, as are you! <3

  • February 27, 2013 at 2:16 pm: df

    Where’s Vegan Black Metal Chef?

  • February 27, 2013 at 4:38 pm: Emily Haydel

    Awesome list, but what about peanut butter pies and peppermint pandas from Picnic Bakery in SF? I seem to recall a burst of inspiration… http://vegansaurus.com/post/31996431987 ;) ;)

  • February 27, 2013 at 5:23 pm: Terri Cole

    Chocolate Covered Katie gets my vote for #100. Her Deep-Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie is a thing of beauty! It’s the perfect dessert to serve to omnis, it will blow their minds! And it’s healthy to boot!

  • February 27, 2013 at 7:06 pm: jess



    • February 28, 2013 at 12:15 am: IsaChandra

      Thanks for all your help, girl. You are the best.

  • February 27, 2013 at 7:21 pm: unethical_vegan

    #27: “Great product for those transitional vegetarians!”

    i am not a “transitional vegetarian” and i love beyond meat.


    • February 28, 2013 at 12:15 am: IsaChandra

      You have got to be kidding.

  • February 27, 2013 at 8:27 pm: apstyle

    The only addition I would make is “The Sexy Vegan Cookbook” that my sister-in-law got me for Christmas. It’s so silly and the recipes are for real. Tofu eggs benedict (or “Morning Benediction” as he calls it) with hollandaze sauce. NOM!

  • February 28, 2013 at 1:10 am: Sid McColley

    Is there a poster of that epic image?!?

  • February 28, 2013 at 1:31 am: Jeanne

    Happy Healthy Long Life The Healthy Librarian

  • February 28, 2013 at 2:20 am: stacy

    Love this so much. Thank you!
    100) Fringe Studio! Vegan kitchen designers
    Love PPK!

  • February 28, 2013 at 2:35 am: Magen

    Thanks for the list & for promoting the use of public libraries!

  • February 28, 2013 at 7:35 am: Ally

    The pumpkin pie filled muffin recipe is gone!

  • February 28, 2013 at 4:03 pm: panda cookie

    Thank you a bunch for posting a great list that celebrates all things vegan!

  • February 28, 2013 at 4:43 pm: Lydia

    An amazing list. Vegan Mexican hot chocolate paletas at Pleasant Pops in DC gets my vote for #100.

  • February 28, 2013 at 5:06 pm: Heather

    My favorite. by far in 2012 was Earth Balance Coconut and Peanut Butter Spread.
    My gawd!

  • March 1, 2013 at 2:06 am: Kat

    Engine 2!

  • March 1, 2013 at 11:20 am: Andrea Abrahams

    Raw white chocolate bar? Must. Get.

  • March 1, 2013 at 12:59 pm: Jen in NM

    Thai Vegan in Albuquerque! Packed with non-vegans too because it’s just so good.

  • March 2, 2013 at 1:06 am: Courtney

    The link for pumpkin pie filled muffins does not work!

  • March 5, 2013 at 2:56 am: Amber @ Slim Pickin's Kitchen

    Yaaaaay! Thank you so, so much for the shout out! I clearly couldn’t have done it without you!

  • March 5, 2013 at 5:40 pm: Pamela

    Awesome list!! Glad to see some of my personal faves on here. Do you have previous years’ lists posted as well?

  • March 8, 2013 at 2:22 am: marcia louise

    you forgot Hella Vegan Eats in Oakland, CA!
    omfggg vegan doughnut burgers forever!

  • March 8, 2013 at 2:25 am: heather

    I could be wrong but I didn’t see VEGANSAURUS on the list!

  • March 10, 2013 at 2:13 am: Doody Mac

    I was able to get some Treeline Cheese at the Vegan Shop-Up today. You are right, it is DIVINE.

  • March 10, 2013 at 9:04 pm: Val

    Wow, it took me 2 days to get through this, lots of great links and info.. kudos & thank you!

  • March 24, 2013 at 9:48 pm: melissa

    Finally had time to sit and give this entry the time it deserves. LOVE it. Thanks again for so many great links. You are awesome!!!

  • May 1, 2013 at 5:48 pm: Ginny McMeans

    I love to have a list like this. I can find if I am missing some wonderful vegan food. Thanks Isa for your time on this and I aspire to be mentioned by you.

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